If I could live forever

I believe everyone has a story. Everyone deserves some form of forever. Imagine, immortality through sharing. You may not know it, but your story could help inspire or humble others. It could be a story from your past that helped influence the present or a brief thought that opens a window to your soul.

This is where I share my story and it is told in different ways. I share my poetry, short stories, thoughts, expressions and much more, because I want my voice to reach you. Maybe this will give others the courage to share theirs.

Before I get too carried away with purpose, allow me to introduce myself-I’m Anna-Marie Brittain and I’m excited that you’ve found me here. I’m a writer, a wife, a hopeful mother, artist, athlete and student of life. I believe in education, truth, real justice, and choosing the path you are too afraid to take. I support ideologies that give way to possibilities and freedom in every form.

What brought me to this point was the belief as a child that I could be a writer, so… I began reading, a lot. Yeah, I know, I wanted to write, so I began reading instead? Well, I wanted ideas, I wanted the written word to weave a story so interesting, I would get lost in its text. All the while, I played copy cat, imitating poetry and re-telling stories the way I thought they should roll. I felt like a 2 year old learning to talk and learning to understand by imitating what I could. That is where I found what I liked, what I was comfortable with doing.

I found that I love poetry and real-life stories. I love art surrounded by dialogue, in the form of comic books and paintings that stirred a tale. While in college I chose to double major in Creative Writing and Literature. When I graduated, instead of jumping into the swing of writing as a career, I got cold-feet. I had always been a hard-worker, since I was young I had responsibilities, I had to work. That routine followed me through my college years and I felt less secure about my writing and more concerned with job stability. It was not until I came to the realization that I have always been a writer. Just because I chose not to share my work didn’t mean I wasn’t a writer. It only meant I was not ready to put myself out there.

I finally began telling myself, If you write, you are a writer.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Ghandi

This is one of many quotes that motivate me to get myself out there. It’s exciting to go down a new path and explore the world of blogging. I look forward to the conversations and stories that I come across as I share my own.


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